The Distinguished Microbiologist Service Award is given annually to a member of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) in recognition of outstanding professional contributions in the categories where certification is provided by the College.

The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium, a plaque, as well as travel expenses to attend the award presentation. This award is presented on a yearly basis at the AMMI Canada-CACMID Annual Conference providing there is an acceptable nominee and that funding is available. The final selection of the award winner resides with the CCM Executive Board.

Criteria: This award is given to members of the Canadian College of Microbiologists in recognition of outstanding professional contributions to the field of Microbiology in Canada in the areas of research, teaching and involvement in the Canadian College of Microbiologists. Members may be BSc, MSc, MD or PhD qualified, and they must have demonstrated leadership in furthering microbiology at the national level. Their area of expertise may be in any of the categories where certification is provided by the College.

Nomination Process:  Nominations may be made by CCM members and must be submitted before December 1 each year to the CCM Registrar. The submission should include a letter of nomination indicating how the nominee meets the award criteria, as well as a copy of the curriculum vitae of the nominee.

For a list of past recipients, please visit the CCM website: http://www.ccm.ca/awards/